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Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a meth lab discovered inside the apartment house at 178 Brunswick Street in Old Town (shown here).

Man dead in Old Town meth lab explosion

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 28, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
A man involved in the making of meth at 178 Brunswick St. died of his injuries after the lab exploded and caught fire.
Marinna Rollins and Jerren Heng.

Army veteran from Maine accused of brutally killing service dog

By Marissa Bodnar, WGME on April 27, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
An Army veteran and her boyfriend are facing charges after investigators said the couple filmed themselves killing her service dog and posted the video on Facebook.
A tractor-trailer truck driven by Marlin Hostetler, 40, of Littleton burst into flames on Interstate 95 Wednesday evening. Hostetler was not injured in the April 26 fire. The tractor trailer, which was hauling a load of potatoes south, was destroyed.

Tractor trailer hauling potatoes bursts into flames

on April 27, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
James Paul Young-Dumont

Maine man arrested on drug charges upon exiting train in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
A Wilton man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after getting off the Amtrak Downeaster after police allegedly found him with 1,200 doses of fentanyl with a street value of $20,000.

Lisbon police arrest man sought in overnight armed burglary

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
David Farnum was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where he will be held on $20,000 cash bail pending a court appearance.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Search continues for fugitive wanted in Bangor shooting death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 40, of New Haven, Connecticut, is wanted in the April 16 fatal shooting of Terrance Durel Sr.

Police search for driver who evaded them Monday night

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who ran away from police after crashing his pickup during a chase late Monday night.
Jeremy Link

Coach accused of sexual abuse of a minor

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Prosecutors said he had been hired to coach the girl in tumbling and cheer.
Jacob Bastarache

Brunswick man charged following altercation with gun

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A Brunswick man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at several others outside a Brunswick restaurant Friday night remained in Cumberland County Jail Monday afternoon.
David Alan Torres

Lisbon man accused of assaulting woman outside Brunswick restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
A Lisbon man allegedly dragged his girlfriend across a parking lot and attempted to strangle her outside a restaurant.

Paul Grandmaison of Portland was arrested on Portland's Back Cove Trail after police said he stolen a bicycle on Forest Avenue and tried to flee from police.

Portland police arrest bicycle thief on Back Cove Trail

By CBS 13 on April 24, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
Paul Grandmaison, 38, is being held without bail for violating his probation on a felony theft charge.
Bryan Farr-Luciano, 21, of Sanford.

Tipster leads Sanford police to man on lam for 9 months

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The tip that led police to Bryan Farr-Luciano came in after the Sanford Police Department posted on its Facebook page an offer of lunch worth up to $20 with police in exchange for information leading them to him.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Civil rights charge filed against man accused of racial hate crime near Portland school

By Jake Bleiberg on April 21, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Before the incident allegedly became violent, he told the group of students — including ones originally from Mexico, Sudan and the Republic of Congo — that immigrants should go back to their own countries and die, according to the attorney general.

Police: Fairfield man shoots ex-girlfriend in shoulder

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Her injury was not considered life-threatening.
MADAWASKA 04/18/2017

Police taped cordons off the Thibeault home at 507 Main Street in Madawaska, Tuesday afternoon, April 18. Wednesday morning MDEA agents collected evidence inside the home of an alleged meth lab.

Police make ‘one of the largest’ meth busts in downtown Madawaska

on April 19, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
Seized from inside the home was a “considerable amount of materials” used to make the drug, including a quantity of meth and more than 80 containers.
A shattered window at the Lewiston Public Library.

Stray bullets shatter windows at Lewiston library

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 19, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Police said shots were fired from the Park Street Alley behind city hall, sending stray bullets into the Lewiston Public Library.
The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club is seen in Bangor Wednesday.

Suit: Woman stole $200,000 from police motorcycle club

By Judy Harrison on April 18, 2017, at 6:28 p.m.
If convicted, Bessie Small, 46, of Carmel, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. She also could be ordered to pay restitution.
Andrew Seddon

Registered sex offender arrested at Wiscasset school concert

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Wiscasset police arrested a registered sex offender at a recital at Wiscasset Middle High School.

Portland man tells police he hit 80 mph before driving into pond

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
A 34-year-old Portland man was charged Friday with driving to endanger after driving his Volkswagen into a pond at the Mere Creek Golf Club.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Reward posted in search for Bangor homicide suspect

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Bangor police have issued a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot and killed another man on Ohio Street on Sunday afternoon.